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Virgil Smith

Democratic — Senator — District 4
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Virgil Smith represents Senate District 4 in the Michigan Senate, is a member of 0 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 309 bills.

2002 9880.0
2004 32643.0
2006 31750.11
2010 54905.0
2012 23825.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    510 Farnum Office Building
    125 West Allegan Street
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Phone: 517-373-7918
    Fax: 517-373-5227

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News and Blog Coverage

My Thoughts for the Michigan State Senate in the 2014 Election

For the past several sessions, and especially since the 2010 election with its rightward shift, the Michigan State Senate has been a conservative Republican bastion. Currently it has 26 Republican senators and only twelve Democrats; in addition, beginning next year, term-limited Democrat Glenn Anderson's southeast Michigan district (old SD-6) has ...

An Early Look at 2010 State Senate Races

We all know how important it is that Democrats re-capture the Michigan State Senate next year. If they take the Senate and hold the Governorship, they will have complete control over the redistricting process. Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics, says "Democrats look poised to pick up at least ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SR 193

    A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Roger Kahn.

  • SB 1140

    Insurance; no-fault; eligibility for personal injury protection benefits; clarify that an excluded driver is not eligible and that any occupant who knows that a vehicle is unlawfully taken is not eligible. Amends sec. 3113 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.3113).

  • SR 188

    A resolution to recognize November 13, 2014, as Automobile Heritage Day in the state of Michigan.

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  • SB 1117

    Corporate income tax; credits; credit for certain taxpayers that provide employment to unemployed individuals; create. Amends 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.1 - 206.713) by adding sec. 672.

  • SB 1126

    Insurance; health benefits; Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act; provide exception to protect the woman's health. Amends sec. 11 of 2013 PA 182 (MCL 550.551).

  • SB 1127

    Insurance; health benefits; Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act; provide exception in case of rape or incest. Amends sec. 11 of 2013 PA 182 (MCL 550.551).

Recent Votes

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SB 292

PASSED ROLL CALL # 39 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 302

PASSED ROLL CALL # 38 YEAS 27 NAYS 10 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2771.0
•••No: 1026.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 738

PASSED ROLL CALL # 40 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 4455

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 34 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 4853

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 35 YEAS 27 NAYS 10 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2771.0
•••No: 1026.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 4854

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 36 YEAS 33 NAYS 4 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3386.0
•••No: 410.0
•••Other: 12.0
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Sources

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